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Sunday, September 6, 2009

September 6, 2009

deformity of our inward nature

“Repentance is but a kind of table-talk,
till we see so much of
the deformity of our inward nature
as to be in some degree
frightened and terrified at the sight of it . . .
A plausible form of an outward life,
that has only learned rules and
modes of religion by use and custom,
often keeps the soul for some time at ease,
though all its inward root and ground of sin
has never been shaken or molested,
though it has never tasted
of the bitter waters of repentance
and has only known
the want of a Saviour by hearsay.
But things cannot pass thus:
sooner or later repentance
must have a broken and a contrite heart;
we must with our blessed Lord
go over the brook Cedron,
and with Him sweat great drops of sorrow
before He can say for us,
as He said for Himself:
‘It is finished.’"
- William Law
(Christian Regeneration)

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